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Beistline, Ralph R.

Born 1948 in Fairbanks, AK

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
Nominated by George W. Bush on November 8, 2001, to a seat vacated by H. Russel Holland. Confirmed by the Senate on March 12, 2002, and received commission on March 19, 2002. Served as chief judge, 2009-2015. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2015.

University of Alaska Fairbanks, B.A., 1972
University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law), J.D., 1974

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. Warren W. Taylor, Gerald Van Hoomissen, and Everett W. Hepp, Alaska Superior Court, Third Judicial District, 1974-1975
Private practice, Alaska, 1975-1992
Judge, Alaska Superior Court, Third Judicial District, 1992-2002